Platinum Mining

Mining capital must play ball to save the sector

An orderly restructuring of the platinum industry is essential after the longest strike in our history, writes Gilad Isaacs.

Could Ramatlhodi’s exit relate to his ‘soft’ Amcu approach?

Ngoako Ramatlhodi's softer stance towards Amcu, in comparison to other government officials, could be the reason for his hasty exit from wage talks.

Ramatlhodi: Platinum talks can’t go on forever

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says "pulling back" from the negotiations may "exercise the minds ... of the negotiators".

Ramatlhodi denies abandoning platinum strike talks

The mines minister says a state task team that intervened in Amcu's wage negotiations has "done enough work" for the parties to continue.

Ramatlhodi quits deadlocked platinum strike talks

Wage talks between Amcu and platinum producers were deadlocked, which has prompted Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi to abandon his mediation role.

Super-profits, but not for mineworkers

A new report says platinum mines could have afforded to pay workers more.

​Striking Amcu workers to consider state wage proposal

Amcu is considering a government proposal to resolve a five-month platinum strike and will put it to its members this week.

Platinum strike talks reach consultation stage

Wage negotiations have reached the point where the mining firms have to report back to their shareholders and Amcu has to speak to its members.

The dark side to resuming mining

Eskom may not have enough power during peak hours for platinum mines in the Rustenburg area to resume operations when the strike is finally resolved.

Amcu, platinum firms back in mediation talks

The top three platinum producers have agreed to further court-mediated talks with Amcu in yet another attempt to reach agreement on wages.

Mining strike: The bosses eat, but we are starving

Platinum belt miners are angry and glaring wage inequality is at the root of their dissatisfaction.

Raw defiance rules the fierce heart of Marikana

Rapula Moatshe is swept into a march of defiant mineworkers on their way back from the now sacred Marikana koppie.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it